Regular Conference Session Types

Workshop (50 minutes)
Workshop Sessions are 45 minutes long. These sessions are interactive with emphasis on group collaborations. They are mainly designed for sharing teaching experiences leading to new methods for teaching English. 
 
Presentation (50 minutes) 

A presentation describes or shows how to do something, e.g., a technique for teaching or testing language which affects development of one or all of the language skills. The proposal summary should be a brief description of what you will demonstrate and how it will be shown. If you have recently tried out a new approach, technique or activity that works well, you may select this type of presentation to share your success in a concrete manner. 

Posters (60 minutes) 
This is a great opportunity for researchers in their initial stages of their projects to showcase their ideas at the TESOL Kuwait conference. Presenters can share their ideas with their colleagues and interact with them even after the conference period to receive useful feedback on their work. Posters can stay up for the duration of the conference.

Paper Presentation (50 minutes)
Paper Presentations highlight research, theory, concepts, and practices. They are 40 minutes long + 10 minutes Q&A.
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Commercial Demonstration (50 minutes)                                                                                                                                 
A commercial demonstration requires purchase of program ad or exhibit space. It is a presentation of published materials by the author or publisher’s representative. This type of presentation must be specifically marked as “Commercial.” Please select the appropriate category when submitting a proposal for this type of presentation.

Demonstration (50 minutes)
In  a demonstration, most of the time is used for showing, rather than talking about, a technique for teaching or testing. Normally, the presenter’s statement of the theory underlying the technique takes no more than five minutes. The presenter usually has handouts and may also use audio-visual aids. The proposal should include a brief statement of the presenter’s central purpose and a description of the presentation.

Panel (60 minutes)
A panel involves both formal presentation and participant discussion. It is a forum for a group of scholars to discuss current issues in TESOL and for open discussion among all in attendance. Presenters exchange papers in advance and make formal responses to each-others’ positions. The organizer of the panel is responsible for securing the participation of people representing various viewpoints in the field before submitting a proposal. The written description should include, in addition to the issue(s) to be discussed, a brief schedule of the presentations as well as the discussion time.


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